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Marilyn and John Darack

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Glorious, Cheerful, Oceanfront Carriage House

31 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

New Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

Immaculate Carriage House Cottage with 210 feet of private bold ocean frontage; located in New Harbor, one of Maine's most picturesque fishing villages and desirable vacation spots. Off the beaten path on a private road of exclusive homes. Spectacular views of islands, lighthouses, and lobstermen hauling their catch just yards from your private deck. Freshly painted and redecorated in 2016, ; comfortably and lovingly furnished with antiques and oriental rugs, equipped with washer and dryer, WiFi, cable TV, DVD, phone, gas log heat.

Watch shore birds and an occasional seal feeding and frolicking in the crashing surf just yards away. Hike the rocks from private access path; walk to village, shops, galleries, and working harbor. Harborside dining; lovely sandy beach, Pemaquid Lighthouse, historic sites, Monhegan Island ferry, sightseeing boats nearby. An artist's and photographer's Paradise! July and August are high season, but don't overlook the serene beauty of spring and fall when attractions are open, the crowds are thin, and the scenery is fabulous.

For the record, Marilyn is a musician (thus, Suite) and John is a retired spice and seasoning manufacturer (thus, Thyme). Welcome to Suite Thyme Carriage House!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn and John Darack (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marilyn and John Darack

We are two active professionals, failures at retirement, attempting to spend as much time as possible in our beloved New Harbor. Marilyn is a musician and has an active piano teaching studio (thus 'Suite') and John is a retired manufacturer of specialty food seasonings and spices (thus 'Thyme'). Now you know why we call our cottage 'Suite Thyme!'

Marilyn and John Darack purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Marilyn and John Darack chose Boothbay Harbor Area

We discovered New Harbor 38 years ago while on a camping trip to Boothbay. We immediately packed up our gear and moved to a campground in New Harbor. We returned year after year, first camping, then renting cottages, then, finally having our own home. Even after all these years we still marvel at the beauty of New Harbor and still enjoy its fabulous amenities and friendly locals. We constantly meet more and more folks who have had similar experiences. After having explored so much of the Maine coast, we just knew we had stumbled into a very special place. To us there is no more pleasant location on earth. Our view is breathtaking. Fabulous restaurants, galleries, beaches; attractions of many types abound.

What makes this cottage unique

Immense natural beauty, lobsters right off the boat, ever changing surf. Easterly view of islands, working lobstermen, and awesome sunrises make it hard to leave! We find it difficult to tear ourselves away from the property, but with so many attractions and distractions so nearby, we often do just that!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our wanderlust, going somewhere different twice each year, is over. We will be returning as often as we can to stay in the wonderful Suite Thyme, and be overwhelmed by the beauty and serenity of this area. Thanks so much for making this best-of-all-vacations available and the accommodations so impeccable.
Jun 2016
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Glorious, Cheerful, Oceanfront Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
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Better Than a 5-Star Hotel

  • 5 of 5

Better Than a 5-Star Hotel

My husband and I booked our Maine vacation nearly a year before our arrival date and counted the days off the calendar as we looked forward to our first trip to the east coast in over 30 years...we were not disappointed. Everything was as described in the listing...the cottage, the location, and the view were PERFECT! Not only was the cottage well stocked with absolutely everything we needed, but it was the first rental we didn't have to clean before we unpacked...it even smelled clean.

The living quarters are on the top floor, which provides the best view of the ocean, just a few steps away. Don't miss the sunrise, or having that first cup of coffee on the cottage deck. It is absolutely the best part of the day! We loved watching the lobstermen from the rocks as they pulled their traps on a calm day and the waves crashing against the rocks when the ocean was rough.

Marilyn and John have thought of everything. On the counter near the phone were two binders of information about the area and about everything we needed to know about the cottage. It included emergency phone numbers and details about everything from trash pick-up to the whole-house generator that comes on automatically if power is lost during a storm etc. On the coffee table were directions for operating the remotes for the TV, DVR, Stereo, and gas fireplace.

The Cupboard Cafe was the place to go for breakfast...the omelets and sticky buns were to die for. Shaws Lobster Wharf (where scenes from "Message in a Bottle" were filmed) have the best fried clams in the area and is so close you could walk there. Moody's Diner and Deb's Diner were also among our favorite places to eat at VERY reasonable prices.

We plan to make a vacation at Suite Thyme Cottage a yearly tradition and have already booked a two-week stay for next fall. A shopping trip to LL Bean is on the agenda for next year along with lots of other attractions we just didn't have enough time for during our first stay.

Thank you Marilyn and John for the perfect Maine vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Wonderful Place to stay in Maine

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot to decompress from all of your worries. A beautifully decorated apartment with everything you need. The kitchen if fully stocked with cooking utensils and all of your needs. The view is spectacular with quiet and peaceful surroundings. The owners take great pride in their place and it shows. They are lovely people and make you feel like it is your home. If coming to the Pemquid Peninsula this is a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A truly wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Over the past fifteen years we have traveled to a different place twice each year for vacation. This was the absolute best of them all! The house (impeccable and well-equipped), the location, the view, the local area and restaurants, and the owners, John and Marilyn, together made it possible for us to enjoy the perfect vacation--to unwind, relax, and have a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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What a great place to stay on the Maine coast.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and very comfortable, with an amazing back yard, the crashing waves of the ocean against the rocky shoreline. Amazing views..Could hear the crashing waves from our bedroom even with the doors closed.Very well manicured property, with a couple of adirondack chairs to sit and enjoy the view. Also chairs on the deck to enjoy the beautiful view.Can easily walk down to the rocks to get up close to the ocean. Boat tours very nearby, good selection of restaurants, lighthouse nearby. A very nice stay, and would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay right on the ocean in Maine.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to experience fall foliage, the Maine coast, and eat lobster. The cottage and its location were perfect. The cottage was immaculate, the view was breathtaking, and access by car to various sightseeing highlights was excellent. The owners were responsive and welcoming. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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A lovely place to stay and relax

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this location. Right on the water with a relaxing location hearing the waves crash and salt air surrounding you was ideal. Very clean and well appointed decor is a lovely place to unwind and reconnect. The owners of this location take great pride in their place and it shows! We have been vacationing in this area for many years and have never found a place that was so enchanting as this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Harbor Room Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
New Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wawenock Golf Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Brunswick
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
routes 1 and 130
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Shaw's Wharf
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Pemaquid State Park Beach
Car: necessary

The lobster fishing village of New Harbor is located near the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula. Local shopping, galleries, historic sites, and one of Maine's best sandy beaches all within walking distance. Our lighthouse, featured on the Maine quarter coin, is world famous.

A fifteen minute drive to Damariscotta will bring you to a lovely, quaint riverside village with many shops, restaurants, cultural activities, movie theater, and a modern hospital. Camden, Rockland, Augusta, and Boothbay Harbor (don't miss the fabulous new botanical garden!) are all within an hour's drive.

Other Activities: Sandy beach with children's programs and facilities, state parks.

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Rates & Availability

New Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Autumn/Autumn
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 
 
Early season
May 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
Late summer/early autumn
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

1375 - 1675/ week. No fees.
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50 % deposit due when reservation is made; remaining 50% and $300 damage deposit due 30 days prior to arrival. Visa and MasterCard accepted. We will be contacting you regarding any questions you may have and to arrange payment. Contact owner for shorter stays (4 night minimum) for spring and autumn.

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Amenities

New Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • New beds; all bedding and linens supplied. Twins can be pushed together to make a king. Kingmaker and king bedding also supplied. Plenty of storage space. Washer and dryer on premises.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Visible flame gas log heater - very cozy for autumn nights. Pemaquid lighthouse, beautiful sandy beach nearby, Fort William Henry, archaeological sites at Colonial Pemaquid, great restaurants within 2 miles; live theater, cinema, summer concert venues, galleries, auctions, all nearby. Ferry to Monhegan Island from the village; puffin, seal and lighthouse cruises also available. Guided kayak tours and rentals available nearby; local festivals abound; Midcoast Maine Botanical Gardens. Nice public golf course close by; apple and blueberry picking in season. Note: In order to keep Suite Thyme Carriage House as immaculate and as free of allergens as possible, we allow no smokers or pets. We love dogs, but must ask that you leave them home for this vacation. Thank you.

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